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Flights to Philadelphia temporarily halted after two plane emergencies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:38
"FAA has issued ground stop due to aircraft emergency at PHL," the airport posted on Twitter at 8:31 a.m. The FAA temporarily closed the airport "due to an emergency evacuation on the runway," it tweeted. The move came after two planes made emergency landings, one with smoke in the cockpit and the other with steering problems, FOX 29, the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia reported.

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:38

In this photo taken on Thursday, April 7, 2016, an old man fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which is polluted with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear plant. Mayak has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is imported annually from neighboring nations. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen)MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.


Ground stop lifted at Phila. Int'l Airport after aircraft emergency

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:33

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International AirportThe FAA has lifted the ground stop that was issued for Philadelphia International Airport after an aircraft emergency on Friday morning.


Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:32

In this April 20, 2016 photo, Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, left, listens to a debate in the House of Representatives in Nashville, Tenn. Durham, who is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation by Tennessee's attorney general, has been exiled from the legislative office complex and Capitol for any purpose other than to perform his official duties. At right is Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.


Asking the question: Tillis asks Army plans on Bragg runway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:26
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis wants to know Army plans for extending the runway at Pope Field at Fort Bragg.

Coroner: Louisiana man killed by lightning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:23
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.

Biggest gets bigger: Army's biggest training post expanding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:20
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Army's biggest basic training post is getting bigger by adding another battalion that will be training an additional 2,000 recruits by 2018.

Expert: Freshman died of nosebleed, not attack by boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:17
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A defense expert says a Pennsylvania college freshman who prosecutors say was beaten and strangled by her boyfriend in her dorm room actually died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket.

Aircraft emergency reported at Phila. Int'l Airport; ground stop issued

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:15

2 plane emergencies cleared at Philadelphia International AirportThe FAA has issued a ground stop at Philadelphia International Airport after an aircraft emergency on Friday morning.


Biden gets papal blessing for his global war on cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:52

U.S. Vice President Biden talks with Pope Francis in Paul VI hall at the VaticanU.S. Vice President Joe Biden took his crusade against cancer to the Vatican on Friday and heard Pope Francis call for an "economic paradigm shift" where medical research is dictated by need rather than profit. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to brain cancer last year, has vowed to pursue a global push to accelerate cancer cures and treatments by marshalling private and public sector resources to combat it as well as rare diseases. Biden, who flew to Italy from an unannounced trip to Iraq, and the pope, made back-to-back speeches to doctors and researchers from around the world who attended a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine called "Cellular Horizons".


17-year-old wounded in San Bernardino officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:45

17-year-old wounded in San Bernardino officer-involved shootingA 17-year-old suspect was shot by San Bernardino police Thursday night after he and two others fired multiple shots at officers in an unmarked vehicle, authorities said.


Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:43

This photo provided by Rick Tscherne shows a monument in Torbole, Italy, dedicated to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II. The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village on Saturday, April 30, 2016, the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the vehicle. The dead included 24 members of the 10th Mountain Division and a soldier from another unit. (Rick Tscherne via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.


Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:31
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.

6 officers cleared of doing cavity search without warrant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:19
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury has cleared six Connecticut police officers of allegations that they conducted an illegal body cavity search on a man in 2011.

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:10

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.


VIDEO: Car spins donuts around Donald Trump protesters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:56

 Car spins donuts around Donald Trump protestersIn a wild scene outside a Donald Trump rally in Orange County, a car began doing donuts around protesters Thursday evening.


Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:52
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dancers and "door girls" have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they're owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages.

'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:42

'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation deviceA young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police, who determined that his alleged explosive consisted of aluminum-wrapped chocolate bars duct-taped to a flotation device.


NYC police: Man offers boy up for sex in Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are looking for a man who they say offered a boy up for sex to a passerby in Central Park.

Nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland sees loss widen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:39
LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland says its net loss widened in the first quarter as the taxpayer-owned bank made its final 1.2 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) payment to the U.K. Treasury as part of a deal to give the government first crack at any profits.